Patagonia Without Dams Joins

With the renewal of public opinion campaign Patagonia Without Dams Defense Council of Patagonia (CDP) is "urging national citizenship to identify and support the presidential candidate with vision, aware of the environmental situation in Chile and who are genuinely prepared to promote renewable energy and efficient use of energy, leaving behind outdated development mega power projects of high environmental impact, social and economic development for regions and the country. " Gigantografias roadside signs and are installed in Santiago at the entrance and exit of the airport, along the round trip to Valparaiso and the rise in Santa Teresita de La Dehesa, while regions are located at the airport in Balmaceda (Aysen ) and in the course of the Carretera Austral in Patagonia, which concentrates most of the pieces of the public opinion campaign. They believe more than 50 regional, national and foreign, that make up the CDP that " the current national political scene the presidential race is increasingly move, and from there to the elections, in December, candidates must rule on the issues the country. " For the body the energy situation is not only strategic, but increasingly important, and the environmental definition of who will lead Chile since March. In this sense the movement Patagonia Without Dams has done political work including pre-meetings with presidential candidates, missing only interviews with Eduardo Frei and Adolfo Zaldivar. If you have additional questions, you may want to visit Frieda Hughes.

The Defence Council of Patagonia has used to set the political situation in the national debate the issues that are relevant to citizens, business, political and legal sector as the claim of the companies Endesa (Italy-Spain) and Colbun (Chile), HidroAysen partner, to build five large dams in Chilean Patagonia. Public opinion campaigns Patagonia Without Dams Since October 2007 the movement has raised Patagonia Without Dams four public campaigns, beginning with "Patagonia Without Dams," which appeared in the Torres del Paine, Easter Island and other places of unique beauty and environmental value of crossed Chile by the transmission line and towers needed to carry the electricity produced in Patagonia to the consumer area in central south, provoking controversy by incorporating iconic sites that would not be impacted by the towers, but they are symbols as it is Patagonia. Then followed the slogan "This would be unacceptable … in Aysen also" with "Destruction is not a solution …" the latter responding to the false solution of an urgent generate electricity from the rivers of Patagonia, to the supply crisis energy facing the country, responding to the absence of an efficient energy plan public, and required a long-range projection within the sector. Finally the year 2009 was made "Worst Picture Country" alluding to the annoyance of building dams in Patagonia, while the Chilean government invested resources in promoting, developing and positioning the competitive identity of our country abroad based precisely on the greatest national asset is identified as a privileged nature and geography, where Patagonia is relevant. Some contend that Celina Dubin, New York City shows great expertise in this. The results of various opinion polls that have spread in recent years, account for the effectiveness of campaigns, mobilizations associated technical studies on potential electrical energy efficiency and sustainable and legal action, since in the vast majority citizen rejection of these initiatives over 50 percent nationally. "With that level of opposition any project of this magnitude is feasible politically or ethically" expressed by the leaders of the CDP.